What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. An annual, multi-day TED conference in Vancouver, BC invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak or perform for 18 minutes or less on whatever topics they find interesting. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Sal Khan, all speaking on whatever topic they’re most passionate about. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.

TED has since grown into multiple initiatives. It now supports an annual TEDGlobal conference held at different locations around the world (this year it is held in Rio de Janeiro), an annual TED prize that helps inspiring individuals turn their ideas into reality, the TED Fellows program, which connects and aids world-changing innovators, and the TEDx program, through which groups can plan independently organized TED-style events. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new talks are posted daily, the Open Translation Project, where interactive transcripts are created, and TED-Ed, and educational initiative.

Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.

What is TEDx?

TEDx events are independently organized TED events. Those passionate about sharing ideas can host a local event modeled after the official TED conference, where TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to inspire a small local audience. The TED conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized and branded after the host city. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About Us

Meet the team


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Emily Su

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Kyle Nelson

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Madison Wright

Volunteer Managers

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Hayley Pak
Finance & Sponsorship

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Natalie Lew

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Jam Suba

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Jerrin Padre

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Kaitlyn Zhou
Speaker Selection

Finance and Sponsorship

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Erik Snyder

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Willie Tsau

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Eric Wang
Sponsorship Manager

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Cassie Le

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Jeff Kwok

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Mike Guevarra


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Linh Nguyen
Public Relations

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Nathaniel Solis

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Jessica Perrin
Web Designer

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Abe Poultridge
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Chengsu Chen
Mobile UX designer

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Justin Ith
Mobile developer

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Meredith Lampe
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Michael Lee
Web developer


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Corinne Parkinson
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Jennifer Wong
Set designer

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Ahrif McKee

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Jamie Housen
Video Manager

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Ty Beauchamp

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Kevin Bi

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Celia Schlekewey

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Rianne Peterson
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Elizabeth Snow
Guest experience

Speaker Selection

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Joey Chin
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Patrick Liang
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Anna Sugiyama
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Lilian Liang
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Shreya Tewari
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